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A strange night last night with the top-2 pitchers on the slate underperforming, and being on the losing side, however, it's the exception to the rule usually and over 160+ games in the season, you will get nights like that. Verlander was still the 3rd-highest Fantasy points scorer but it's notable that his opponent Jake Odorizzi was the highest. At least we got the Atlanta forecast right, with Mike Soroka the 2nd-highest points scoring pitcher.

It's important to be consistent in any betting approach, especially when using statistics and ratings. Losing punters chop and change and give up after a few days poor performance. However, tonight we have another issue with weather concerns in some of the later games (HOU/MIN, TEX/PIT, TB/KC and CWS/BAL) all have concerns, meaning those team names in RED may have postponements or weather delays, especially so with TB/KC. It's best to avoid them I feel but weather is a really important factor in Baseball and selecting players for DFS especially. It's worth following Kevin Roth on Twitter for updates and even subscribing to a premium weather app like Radarscope Pro. The average punter/DFS player will not be looking in this much detail so sometimes it's good to “geek out” on apps like this to gain an edge. For example, some of the games mentioned above, the weather may clear and provide some top Fantasy options that earlier players have missed. It's also worth just filling up your lineups on DFS then swopping a ‘non-starter' for a player in a ‘weather-impacted' game that turns out to be ok, depends how much of your life you want to spend watching weather updates and messing about with player swops. Personally, I value my free time 🙂

I'll be doing a specific post on DFS in the coming weeks but until then I'll stick with the outright bets on the ‘surefire' weather games, with a few mentions on Fantasy Players to note from those teams.

TEAM & PITCHER RATINGS

BATTER RATINGS

Going to keep it brief tonight, as Tuesday night is Yoga night for me, but I have picked out what I think is a decent 4-Team Accumulator, again bet the 4 trebles as well. These will be provided to FTS Subscribers from Wednesday, along with the ratings, you can jump on board for £100 for the season or £20 for the month before the price increase tomorrow via the homepage, so signup to get MLB bets, PGATour and Horse Racing selections here.

All games start after midnight GMT so plenty of time to get bets on tonight. The Accumulator pays 7.93 with Unibet and we get back around +30pts if the 4-teams land thanks to the boost from the trebles. 1 x 2pt Accumulator and 4 x 2pt Trebles.

Chicago Cubs are also worth a mention tonight, I expect them to have the measure of Seattle and get some decent fantasy points. Boston also could have been included against Oakland. Players of note from both teams below.

COLORADO
CLEVELAND
LA DODGERS
CINCINATTI

COLORADO ROCKIES (+102) take on Milwaukee but GERMAN MARQUEZ is a far better pitching option than Chacin and they have a slight power edge batting tonight.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (-165) are away to the lowest ranked offense with Miami and have TREVOR BAUER at the plate.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS (-150) are also away to San Francisco who surprised them last night but with WALKER BUEHLER pitching I expect normal service to be resumed.

CINCINATTI REDS (-115) have LUIS CASTILLO pitching for them, not too much of an offensive edge against the Mets but Jason Vargas is the 2nd-lowest ranked pitcher so expect some CIN runs.

Players to Note:

Catcher: REALMUTO (PHI 4.7k), CONTRERAS (CHC 4.6K)
1B: BELLINGER (LAD 5.8k), VOTTO (CIN 3.9k)
2B: DESCALSO (CHC 3.8k), SOGARD (TOR 4.1k)
3B: ARENADO (COL 5.2k), BRYANT (CHC 4.4k)
SS: STORY (COL 5.3k), BAEZ (CHC 5.6k)
OF: BETTS (BOS 5k), TROUT (LAA 5.7k), J.D. MARTINEZ (BOS 4.9k), BENETENDI (BOS 4.6k)